Threads of Freeorder
Leif Smith, editor
February 27, 2024
 
Each separate month of Threads will be found at leifsmith.substack.com
 
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February 2024 - threads of freeorder
The word freeorder can be taken as a question: What balances among designed and spontaneous orders best serve human quest? and if quest is understood to name a growing pattern of explorations, within an individual, an organization, or a culture, which with passage of time, and partially without conscious direction, combine into a story its makers are pleased to own and sustain, then to what resources are explorers most usefully directed?
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“Federal Health Agencies and the COVID Cartel: What Are They Hiding?”
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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson leads a roundtable discussion. A panel of experts exposes the truth about how the COVID Cartel – federal health agencies, Big Pharma, legacy media, and Big Tech – engaged in censorship and coverups. This discussion will also shine a light on the failures and corruption of the global elite and their institutions. [Please note the blue highlight below; I think it’s important to hear Lara Logan. -ls]
Senator Ron Johnson - starts the program at 0:29:50
Dr. Robert Malone, MD
Dr. Jessica Rose, PhD
Mr. Ed Dowd
Mr. Kevin McKernan
Dr. David Gortler, PharmD
Dr. Harvey Risch, MD, PhD
Ms. Barbara Loe Fisher
Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD
Mr. Del Bigtree
Dr. Sabine Hazan, MD
Dr. Pierre Kory, MD
Dr. Christian Perronne, MD, PhD
Dr. Raphael Lataster, PhD
Ms. Lara Logan - at 2:50:00 (10 minutes) - why it matters
Mr. Jason Christoff
Mr. Rodney Palmer
Dr. Mattias Desmet, PhD
Dr. Bret Weinstein, PhD - at 3:30:30 (8 minutes)
Mr. Randy Hillier
Dr. Sorin Titus Muncaciu
Mr. Rob Roos
Mr. Phillip Kruse
 
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Read Spotted Newt ••• a bookstore, Hazard, Kentucky; tiny store, great inspiration!
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“Opioids Decimated a Kentucky Town. Recovering Addicts Are Saving It. After the collapse of coal mining and the rise of the opioid epidemic, Hazard, Kentucky, seemed finished. Then locals started to rescue it.” ••• by Sam Quinones, February 6, 2024 [article found through Bari Weiss’ The Free Press •••]
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From the above article: “But then, weirdly and unexpectedly, at the same time that everything was falling apart, things started to get better—and that old world started, very tentatively, to build itself back up.” — including the creation of Read Spotted Newt bookstore, occupying only 250 square feet, but offering big inspiration.
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Buying books through Bookshop.org results in significant support for small independent bookstores. [today, 25 February 24, I bought a copy of Jan Swaford’s Beethoven and chose Read Spotted Newt as the beneficiary. -ls]
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“The key to trust in America lies in localism” ••• by Salina Zito •••
 
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Great Books + Great Minds ••• [substack of Diamond-Michael Scott]
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An interview ••• with Seneca Dunmore - “Ms Dunmore is an Angel Investor, International Speaker, Global Philanthropist, and Founder of Dunmore Capital Ventures - a capital consulting firm committed to connecting founders with funders.”
 
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Jeremy Shearmur’s work on Popper, Bartley, Hayek
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Shearmur’s review ••• [site not secured by https; it is safe] of Rafe Champion’s Reason and Imagination: Philosophical Writings on the works of Karl Popper and William Bartley, Sydney, Australia, 2000
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Rafe Champion: http://www.the-rathouse.com; about Rafe ••• by Rafe
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Shearmur’s edition of Hayek’s Law, Legislation, and Liberty ••• [u chicago press]
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Shearmur’s sixth zoom conference (2024) on Karl Popper is now being organized. Here’s a link to the fifth conference (2023) •••
 
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The first sentence of an extraordinary book, The Laws of Form ••• [glyph 0] by G. Spencer Brown.
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“The theme of this book is that a universe comes into being when a space is severed or taken apart.”
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“In this book, Mr. Spencer Brown has succeeded in doing what is very rare indeed. He has revealed a new calculus of great power and simplicity. I congratulate him.” —Bertrand Russell [quotation taken from the 1969 edition of the book]
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The latest edition (includes new material) ••• 2008 [alibris, paperback]
 
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Austrian Economics Center’s petition ••• to the EU
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Austrian Economics Center’s 2024 Road Show ••• (March 3 to May 25, coming to the USA, too)
 
Quest supportive balances among designed and spontaneous orders inspire and permit the emergence of Freeorder, a concert of civilizations fit for explorers.
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Yuriy Drohobych - a great Ukrainian medic and astronomer ••• born in Lviv (original home of Ludwig von Mises •••)
 
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Reasons for 20th Century Drop in Mortality Rates
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“Infectious Disease and Social Change” ••• — Edward H. Kass, 1971
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“The Questionable Contribution of Medical Measures to the Decline of Mortality in the United States in the Twentieth Century” —John B. Mckinlay and Sonja M. Mckinlay, 1977
 
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“How Can We Bring Down the National Security State?” by Jacob G. Hornberger, February 15, 2024
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Academy of Ideas ••• “The Parallel Society vs Totalitarianism: How to Create a Free World” ••• [youtube]
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Paul Rosenberg’s Free-Man’s Perspective & Parallel Society •••
A freeordered culture requires and rewards freeordered minds. Such minds evolve through the recognition that limits set by respect for truth and logic create and defend space within which unexpected novelty of conjecture and venture may arise. The key to emergence is carefully conceived limits. When this is understood, it is possible to “design for emergence.”
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Education: a great poem on teaching and learning ••• by Margaret Anna Alice
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“A dear mentor reached out to see if I would be willing to share a few anecdotes for her to cite during her speech at the retirement dinner of another cherished mentor. This poem is what poured out. I am sharing it with you because I believe this encapsulates what true education is about, and I feel fortunate that both these mentors and several others nurtured my intellectual curiosity; cultivated my critical thinking skills, analytical abilities, empathy, and moral courage; and challenged me to become the reader, writer, and person I am today.” —Margaret Anna Alice
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An instance of what Margaret Anna Alice’s poem is about: “The First Three Days of Socratic Practice in an Inner City Classroom: A Case Study in Changing Classroom Culture” ••• —Michael Strong’s Socratic social alchemy in action
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glyph 369 January 6, 1906, Maria Montessori, Casa de Bambini, Children's House, San Lorenzo, Italy - Michael Strong writes of Montessori, of learning in a stream of exploration flowing onward from childhood (one of the most popular of EF's glyphs)
 
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There come times in history when ordinary people begin to become interested in how to prevent their governments from stealing everything.
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https://www.lewrockwell.com/2024/02/no_author/sorry-you-cant-have-your-gold/ by Jeff Thomas, linked by Lew Rockwell, 13 February 2023
 
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Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin
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Carlson on why this interview: https://tuckercarlson.com/why-were-in-moscow/
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Lieven, Dominic. The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution (pg. 1). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
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“As much as anything, World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine. To an English-speaking audience, this statement will seem final confirmation that most professors are crazy. No Allied soldier believed he was risking his life over Ukraine. Few of them had heard of the place. The same was true of German soldiers in 1914.”
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“The great irony of World War I was that a conflict which began more than anything else as a struggle between the Germanic powers and Russia to dominate east-central Europe ended in the defeat of both sides. The dissolution of the Austrian Empire into a number of small states incapable of defending themselves left a geopolitical hole in east-central Europe.”
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“This underlines a basic point about World War I: contrary to the near-universal assumption in the English-speaking world, the war was first and foremost an eastern European conflict.”
 
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“F.A. Hayek's Foresight: Imagining Bitcoin's Unstoppable Rise Through a 'Sly, Roundabout Way’” ••• by Jaime Redman, at news.bitcoin.com, 11 February 24
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“I don’t believe that we shall ever have good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of the government. We can’t take them violently out of the hands of the government, [then] all we can do is by some sly, roundabout way [and] introduce something they can’t stop.”
🦊 Hayek was speaking to and for gothic foxes
The New World of the Gothic Fox by Claudio Véliz
 
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Tess Lawrie is an organizer of events illustrating a vital principle:
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In a body or society having a remnant of a sound immune system a life-threatening intrusion may provoke a sudden strengthening which given sufficient support can eradicate the disease.
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An immune system, biological or social, is an error detector capable of summoning life support.
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We are living among heroes who fight for our lives.
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The word “freeorder” has been used for the first time in a substantial article.
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Robert Gore, novelist, entrepreneur, and curator of “Straight Line Logic" has written a fine article on the state of the world, today, and as it may become.
Toward the end of the article Gore found it appropriate to employ the word ‘freeorder’.
'Multipolarity will proceed full steam ahead, but it won’t stop until there are 8 billion plus poles, call it multi-multipolarity. The age of the state and ostensible control is giving way to the age of the individual and instability. That doesn’t mean that order won’t eventually emerge, but it will be order based on individual sovereignty, cooperation, and voluntarily exchange, or as friend of SLL Leif Smith calls it—freeorder—“Order spontaneously emergent from the imaginations and actions of free people."'
I was glad to see this, as the word has broad application, and as it’s wide use may prove to be beneficial. It has been said that whatever is without name tends to non-existence.
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The article was reposted on Zero Hedge (2024/02/06): https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/controlled-instability
 
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The writings of Paul Rosenberg, in his “Free-Man’s Perspective” and “Parallel Society” are making a profound contribution to the emergence of freeorderhttps://freemansperspective.com
The river of ideas and “sense of life” that Ayn Rand started has been running through the world, underground. Tributaries to that river are springing up everywhere, catching some of the best young people in their currents, sweeping them into larger streams destined to make an ocean whose waters, drawn upward by the hopes of a billion suns, will bless the earth with new rain.
The wave that sweeps away authoritarian culture will be romantic. It will not be fundamentally rational or logical. Freeorder names a romantic movement in which logic is an indispensable servant of art, never forsaken, never dominant. The songs that rise among us will make a wind to sweep authoritarian opposition to oblivion.
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Objective Standard Institute conferences are inspired by the writings of Ayn Rand.
 
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Robert Gore on government by and for spoiled brats
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“Some things are simpler than they appear. During the past few years, countless words have been spilled that ask and try to answer the seemingly complex question: What in the hell is wrong with these people? How do we get Russiagate, COVID hysteria, killer vaccines, vaccine mandates, George Floyd riots, rigged elections, the January 6 travesty, Biden, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, open borders, runaway debt, suffocating regulations and taxes, elite pedophilia, war in Ukraine, war in the Middle East, Trump’s show trials, woke, DEI, and a plagiarist puff-ball promoted to president of a once prestigious Ivy League institution?” … “government of the spoiled brats, by the spoiled brats, for the spoiled brats cannot long endure.”
 
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The damage done by the promotion and financing of ventures by government
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“It turns out that government does far more harm to a country’s economy not when it regulates and impedes, but when it subsidizes and “promotes” economic growth.” —Dr. Jerome Huyler, in his article, “Not Worth a Transcontinental: Railroading a Nation into Prosperity” ••• published in The Savvy Street ••• but found in Robert Gore’s Straight Line Logic ••• (an excellent source of writings pertinent to freeorder)
 
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A small window into the future of Africa: Kwik Pic delivery service, on chain (DePIN)
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2024-02-02 HBAR Weekly Update @09:34, interview ••• with Obasi Ifegwu, Founder
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Remember George Ayittey’s introduction of African Cheetahs? ••• Here they come.
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Applied Economics for Africa ••• by George B.N. Ayittey, PhD
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgment
1: Overview
2: The Economic Problem
3: Market Interventionism
4: The Traditional African Economy
5: The African Development Conundrum
6: The Enduring Lessons
7: The Real Obstacles to Africa’s Development
8: Fixing Africa
9: The New Development Model
10: Epilogue and Conclusions
I: The Military Scourge in Africa
II: More On Constitutional Reform
III: The Unsustainability of Rwanda’s Economic Miracle
Endnotes
About The Author
Bibliography
Index
Answers To Review Question
 
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An introduction to “Dandyism” ••• found in Contarini’s Attic •••
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Oscar Wilde ••• a dandy of impact, and an enduring exemplar.
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Contarini Fleming ••• a novel by Benjamin Disraeli
 
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“Malcolm X and the Pulse of Black History at Denver’s Hermitage Bookstore” ••• by Diamond-Michael Scott ••• [substack]
 
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Michael Yon, ex-Green Beret, now a independent journalist, in the words of Bret Weinstein, is the eyes of David in a David-Goliath battle. Yon has covered the Darien Gap extensively, and has led Bret Weinstein to take an interest. Tucker Carlson explores that with Bret here:
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I regard this as essential listening. If Bret’s hypotheses are wrong, as he suggests they may be, it would be well that they be refuted as quickly as possible. As Bret says, he hopes there may be people who will talk him off the ledge. But, if Bret’s guesses are accurate then it is urgent that something be done. This interview demonstrates a blend of scientific reluctance to draw an insufficiently grounded conclusion with fearless willingness to consider things that most people would rather not think of at all.
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This will become even more interesting when Tucker has Michael Yon ••• on his program. I expect he will do that soon.
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A question Bret leaves with us: Why during his time at Darien Gap did he not see a single journalist from a major media company? What could explain that?
 
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January 2024 - threads of freeorder
The word “freeorder” is more usefully understood as a question rather than as a name for a conclusion. The question is this: What balance, among designed and spontaneous orders, best serves human quest? A vast number of contexts exist in which this question may be explored in different ways. There will never be a single, indisputable answer. But, in the cloud of explorations worthwhile insights may emerge and be acted upon. The consequences of those actions will inspire better questions. We may expect this to go on as long as we go on. Some sources of insight into the emergence of Freeorder are recorded here.
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Twigital™ ••• Objects. Digitized. Tokenized.
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“Twigital™ (twin-digital) is a novel application that creates tokenized digital twins. These assets come in the form of 3D objects and will become the building blocks utilized to populate spatial computing environments. Twigital is thrilled to offer the first solution that facilitates the creation of such file types. We view Twigital as a core utility, an integral piece of Web3 enabled infrastructure that will help fuel the tokenized economy. The world will be tokenized, it's time to start tokenizing the world.”
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Available on the IOS (Apple) App Store only (so far). Built with Hedera.
 
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Financial Transaction Freedom: What is it, what threatens it, and how do I take action to secure it?”
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An excellent description of the characteristics of a good financial system.
 
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Toward better understanding of government mediated medical catastrophe
 
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An introduction and tribute to Ruth Skölmli and her work on sovereignty
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“Tribute to a True Sovereign” ••• by Tess Lawrie, creator of EbMCsquared
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Sovereign Natural Empowerment ••• by Ruth Skölmli
 
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EbMCsquared.org - “Advancing health and well-being for the benefit of humankind”
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There is a need:
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To evaluate and repurpose existing generic medicines in context of the Covid-19 health emergency
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For independent, objective, evaluation of interventions and policies that affect public health and safety
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To ensure scientific and ethical accountability amongst senior level decision makers
 
 
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We are bringing startup cities to Africa ••• Magatte Wade
 
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The Lost Credibility of Medical Information
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“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” —Marcia Angell, Former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine ~thanks to Susan Schmidt, Regenerative Sciences Research •••
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The Truth About the Drug Companies ••• [amazon] Marcia Angell
 
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Robert W. Malone has been covering Milei. The above is from Malone’s substack.
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“Javier Milei at the WEF- Attacking Socialism, Defending Monopolists?” ••• Malone
 
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Paul Stamets: The Mycologist Who’s Changing the World ••• by Connor McElroy 12 Jan 24
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Think about this and the web3 network at the same time - interesting metaphors may be found.
 
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Excellent weekly overviews of what’s going on with Hedera Hashgraph
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Example from 20 October 23: The HBAR Weekly Update - Institutions...There is Only One Choice...Hedera! ••• [youtube]
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0:00 Intro
0:25 New HBAR Listing
0:43 Dropp Micropayments Plugin
2:48 Neuron / Amazon
4:56 Shark Bites
35:55 Red Swan
45:21 Abrdn - Real World Assets
53:50 Blade / Diamond Standard
58:28 Hedera Joins FINOS Foundation
1:00:04 Mance on Genfinity
1:02:56 Google Cloud Web3 Accepts Sentient
1:03:08 Messair Report
1:04:40 Network Analysis
1:05:31 Hedera NFT’s
1:07:31 Defi and Market Update
 
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A strong dose of perspective for advocates of freeorder
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The Betrayal of the American Right ••• [free download, english or spanish] by Murray N. Rothbard •••
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A subtitle, appended in retrospect, could be: “Why Politics is Not Enough”.
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The last chapter of the extended book could be: “Why a Negative Politics is Essential”.
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Negative politics avoids attempts to elect good, but instead develops capacity to continually exclude from power the greater of contending bads, whether deliberate or accidental. The furtherance of good then increasingly benefits from the growing absence of deadening bad. A powerful “yes” and an equally powerful “no” collaborate to spin the engines of emerging Freeorder.
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Perhaps not “negative”, but “reactive”? A reactive politics would be analogous to a reactive immune system, always ready to identify and reject political ideas and practices inimical to life.
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Glyph 632 Open Letter to Harry Brown - strategy for the Libertarian Party
 
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The first paragraphs of Garet Garrett’s 1952 essay, “Rise of Empire”
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We have crossed the boundary that lies between Republic and Empire. If you ask when, the answer is that you cannot make a single stroke between day and night; the precise moment does not matter. There was no painted sign to say: “You now are entering Imperium.” Yet it was a very old road and the voice of history was saying: “Whether you know it or not, the act of crossing may be irreversible.” And now, not far ahead, is a sign that reads: “No U-turns.”
If you say there were no frightening omens, that is true. The political foundations did not quake, the graves of the fathers did not fly open, the Constitution did not tear itself up. If you say people did not will it, that also is true. But if you say therefore it has not happened, then you have been so long bemused by words that your mind does not believe what the eye can see, even as in the jungle the terrified primitive, on meeting the lion, importuned magic by saying to himself, “He is not there.”
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From Bruce Ramsey’s edition of Garrett’s essays: Ex America: 50th Anniversary of The People's Pottage. Available in a Kindle version on Amazon or as a .pdf file without charge from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, here. The Kindle version is searchable; the .pdf will probably need to be downloaded and saved to your own machine before it can be searched. “Rise of Empire” begins on page 114.
 
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Understanding aspiring tyranny makes effective opposition possible, which consequently creates opportunities for positive ventures to further wellbeing and quest while ever more rapidly displacing pathological authority.
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Brownstone Institute ••• is a formidable source of such opposition. Brownstone just emailed this, under the heading End This Silence
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This past weekend, a former NYT journalist, the man who broke the world, penned an op-ed that called for the jailing of dissident doctors and the silencing of all critics of pandemic controls. He wants the CDC completely immune from civilian control and instead run like the Pentagon. 
His name is Donald G. McNeil. He has been pen pals with Anthony Fauci, and he exercised immense influence in the darkest time of our lives. His new book touts what he calls “public health fascism.”
We’ll offer a critique soon but you should know that none of these are idle threats. The World Economic Forum meets this week to consider how elites can use “Disease X” to extend and entrench its “great reset.” We’ve covered this week how the US government is building quarantine camps. 
The lockdowns were not a one-off but a template for the future. 
There is a means of resistance and it comes down to public enlightenment and moral courage. The only way to get there is through diligent research, education, books, and events, reaching as many people as possible. 
Brownstone Institute is dedicated to the task, and experiences daily targeting as a result. Supporting dissident minds around the world, the best people who have a real bead on the essence of the problem we face, is integral to our work. 
[a list of content recently published by Brownstone follows: see End This Silence]
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Investment in Brownstone Institute is investment in the emergence of Freeorder.
 
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Karl Popper taught us that there can be no ultimate foundation supporting science, everything is conjecture and refutation. Now we ask, can there be such a thing as a baseless culture of liberty, driven only by eternal passion for quest? In that case our position would be: “This is the best we know at present; we continue to learn.” And, our “best” is those portions of the extended comprehension of freeorder which we have been fortunate to encounter. We will point to them here. I hope to do so with increasing clarity.
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Mutual Aid Moms: “How a Facebook community of Denver moms are meeting the needs of new migrant arrivals where the city isn’t” ••• a story by Kevin Beaty ••• in The Denverite ••• [thanks to pat wagner]
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A principle of the emergence of Freeorder is to bring about gradual displacement of centralized compulsory compassion in favor of distributed voluntary compassion. This will be much easier than it may seem as that displacement would happen concurrently with massive diminution of distress following the reduction of government mediated repression of mutual aid. See the work of Thomas Sowell on state provided welfare.
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Mutual Aid, by Peter Kropotkin, inspires and instructs builders of Freeorder.
 
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“Private Libraries as Bibliophilic Paradise” ••• by Diamond-Michael Scott ••• published on his “Great Books + Great Minds” substack ••• on Jan 9, 2024 - a substantial article including many examples of private libraries
vArcher - see “Gladstone’s Library”
 
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Klaus Schwab notices libertarianism — says a lot in 45 seconds
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Question: is the above video real or fake? Confidence in any judgment begins with assurance that the information on which it is based is real, and not manufactured.
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For insight into how we will be able to answer that question, this might be helpful:
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“Safeguarding Truth in the Digital Era - Industry Leaders Tackling Misinformation with Blockchain” ••• [youtube]
 
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Shayne Higdon, HBAR Foundation, on the future of distributed ledgers (DLT) and tokenization
 
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At about 0:55 into Tucker Carlson’s interview with Bret Weinstein, Bret says:
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“Goliath made a terrible mistake and made it most egregiously during COVID, which is. It took all of the competent people. Took all of the courageous people, and it shoved them out of the institutions where they were hanging on. And it created in so doing The Dream Team. Created every player you could possibly want on your team to fight some historic battle against a terrible evil. All of those people are now at least somewhat awake. They've now been picked on by the same enemy. And yeah, all right, we're outgunned. It has a tremendous amount of power. But but we've got all of the people who know how to think. So. I hate to say it, or maybe I like to say it, but. I don't think it's a slam dunk, but I like our odds.”
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The interview: https://tuckercarlson.com/the-tucker-carlson-encounter-bret-weinstein/ — I can’t recommend this entire interview more highly. -ls
 
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The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity ••• [amazon] by David Graeber, 2023: “A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution―from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality―and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.” [thanks to J.D. Bertron •••]
 
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“Effectively Altruistic Techno Panic, Why Witches Cause Storms and How Not to Make Shitty AI Legislation: OpenAI's bizarre Effectively Altruistic techno panic … AI dangers real + imagined, why much of the legislation around AI is bad + how we can make much better laws” ••• by Daniel Jeffries, 22 Nov 2023 [thanks to Shannon Ewing •••]
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Jeffries here refers to regulators and those who collaborate with them to achieve advantages not available to those less favored by the regulations created: “They'll centralize power, create a monoculture of models that power every intelligent app in the world, and assign trust to people who we can't trust to act as our divine overlords.”
 
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Simple Rules for a Complex World ••• by Richard A. Epstein •••
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What kind of law and lawmaking enables and sustains freeorder?
 
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This morning, walking through the grounds of the school at Lake Perinel, I met a groundskeeper, who said: “I woke thinking of the amazing patience exhibited by Hayek as he advises us to wait for Being to reveal itself, as made possible by our voluntary abstention from choking it with endless brilliantly woven nooses of Isings.” - This seemed baffling, but it did make me think of maps and territories. Maybe I’ll understand if I think in those terms.
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“Mission Creeps: Culture Warriors that Cry Wolf: One cause of political movement overreach” ••• Robert W. Malone, 30 Dec 23 [possibly for paid subscribers]
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‘… self-appointed vanguards of their own “revolutionary” narratives repeatedly destroy legitimate protest and resistance movements from within, and again and again throughout history turn on their colleagues through this process of ratcheting radical purity tests which primarily act to delegitimize those working to recruit a critical mass of supporters.’
 
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December 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
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New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji — Utagawa Hiroshige, 1857
The New World of the Gothic Fox by Claudio Véliz
 
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On the Return of the Sun - inspired by the solstice
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I might write as if I am a Roman in the last days of the fifth century, anticipating and describing the rise of the Anglosphere1 a thousand years later, hopeful, and strongly enough believing in humanity to foresee the eventual resurrection of the best of old Greece and Rome, preparing the ground for new civilization.
But, this time we are not only post-Romans, this time we follow the first instantiation of the Anglosphere, and are therefore armed with knowledge and skills that can be used to catalyze the explosive emergence of Freeorder2. We hold not only tools of economics and politics, but also tools of human transformation. It is as if we have at once the knowledge of mechanics and energy, and so are prepared to launch the age of steam.
We have more than those early rebuilders of lost civilization: We have what might be described in an annotated bibliography for an as yet unwritten book explaining civilizational catalysts and accelerants now at hand: The Emergence of Freeorder: What do we know so far?
1. Anglosphere refers to a set of economic and political ideas common to English speaking countries. It’s not about genetics or race. Contributions from many civilizations entered into its evolution. See The Anglosphere Challenge, by James C. Bennett; Islam and the Discovery of Freedom, by Rose Wilder Lane; The New World of the Gothic Fox, by Claudio Véliz; China, Japan, Europe and the Anglo-Sphere: A Comparative Analysis, by Alan Macfarlane.
2. Freeorder names what works for explorers, within each of us, and among us. The word combines “free”, meaning unconstrained by threats of physical force or the demands of dogma and intellectual system, and “order”, meaning an arrangement of things from which we may form useful expectations. A more formal use of freeorder would be, “freeorder names quest serving balances among designed and spontaneous orders.” See chapter 2, “Cosmos and Taxis”, of Law, Legislation and Liberty, by F. A. Hayek. The word is applicable to individual minds, groups, organizations, and cultures.
 
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Seedfolks, a remarkable book, short, simple, interesting, profound, inspiring, begining here: “A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care.” Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, illustrating three seeds of freeorder: individual initiative, unorganized good will, and emergent order.
 
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"Thus, evolution has not hard-coded a set of specific movements that reliably turn standard tadpoles into standard frogs: instead, the genome specifies a cellular collective with massive plasticity, which executes rearrangements until the correct target morphology is achieved.” —Michael Levin
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https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)00223-3 [thanks to hollis danvers for this link]
 
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A movie trailer for the book, Atlas Shrugged: https://www.atlassociety.org/atlas-shrugged produced by The Atlas Society •••
 
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Reflections on the world situation, each written by someone contributing to the emergence of Freeorder.
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Paul Rosenberg, creator, writer, and editor of “Free-Man’s Perspective” •••
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“A New Model: Regardless of what we might call mega-government and the associated mega-destructions of the 20th century, humanity has not been overcome and will not be. We are conscious, self-referential beings, able to create at will and to correct our course; all healthy humans are capable of these things. Beyond that, humans enjoy the act of creation very deeply. A passage from a business consultant named Gary Hamil illustrates this very well: Continue reading
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Charles Eisenstein •••
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“Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze. –Carl Sagan”
“The human collective has in the last several years transitioned into a new stage of its birth process.
I will draw from Stanislav Grof’s concept of perinatal matrices, a four-stage description of the psychodynamics of birth.” — https://charleseisenstein.substack.com/p/time-to-push
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Thanks to Shannon Ewing ••• for drawing my attention to Eisenstein. -ls
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Sean Gabb ••• writer, speaker, teacher, important in the development of English libertarianism
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Christmas Letter, 2023 •••
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Robert Gore, creator and editor of Straight Line Logic (“never underestimate the power of a question”) and author of The Gray Radiance ••• a novel published December 2023
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Ants at the Picnic, Part 1 ••• Part 2 •••
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SJ, a special ops fighter who survived Vietnam, highly improbably, addresses the wish to give up and retreat into illusory safety
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“Yup. Definitely time to stick our heads in the sand and let the current commie government use our asses as they see fit... Not!” Of one such SJ wrote: “Tell him for me: Buckup buttercup! Your only easy day was yesterday. Each and every new day is an adventure, a blessing and a challenge. Some days are more challenging than others but that is why we rise and shine.”
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America 3.0 ••• [amazon] James C. Bennett & Michael J. Lotus, 2013
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Reviewed ••• by Tanner Greer, of The Scholar’s Stage •••
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Leif Smith, editor of this page
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See above, “On the Return of the Sun”
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And see, below, a great speech, “Permissionless”, by Erik Voorhees, the founder of ShapeShift ••• a decentralized crypto exchange, and one of the most important voices in crypto.
 
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Erik Voorhees on “Permissionless” ••• [youtube] the essence of liberty. This is what Mark Miller (see below) and his fellow builders of Freeorder made possible. And now, tens of thousands, or millions, are continuing that work. Erick Voorhees is one of them. He says, “We are saying ‘no’ to the perpetual existence of permissioned existence.”
 
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Nick Giambruno ••• on Mark Miller’s contribution to the emergence of Freeorder.
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“A Preemptive Strike Against an Orwellian Future” •••
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“If I disappear, make sure this gets out.”
That’s what Mark Miller, a young student at Yale, told his closest friends.
He knew what he was sitting on had revolutionary potential and that powerful people had disappeared others for much less.
Miller was steadfast. He wanted to get this information out, even if it was over his dead body.
In 1977, a group of brilliant researchers at MIT made an astonishing discovery—public-key cryptography.
 
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J.D. Bertron to friends of BqETH ••• [excerpted]
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NuCypher/Threshold [https://blog.threshold.network/what-is-threshold/] has released their technology and is slowly building up the network of nodes that will ultimately ensure the security of BqETH secrets. … As Erik Voorhees recently explained [“Permissionless”, see above] A.I. cannot use the conventional, linear money of today, mired with terrestrial constraints, it will have to use crypto in some form. The resilience of such systems will depend on the resilience of their money and its safeguards.
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BqETH is decentralized crypto inheritance & a weapon of mass disclosure.
 
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Libre Solutions Network: digital autonomy and the arts
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“Art is the expression of the human soul, with it’s value being largely in the eye of the beholder. Corporations and governments can imitate art, or mass produce it with financial advantages, but they can’t compete with genuine creativity borne from real passion and real experiences. Tyranny isn’t beautiful, and slavery isn’t inspiring. When given a choice, people will naturally choose the free and beautiful over the rigid and stagnant. As freedom loving people it is absolutely vital for us to encourage, support and fund ventures to provide people the opportunity to enjoy pro-human media and creative works.” – https://libresolutions.network/videos/arts/
 
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Karl Fogel, “The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World” •••
 
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Implementation of a multitude of independent servers always coordinated through one metaweb might provide the basis for interweaving many ∮forge ••• (freeorder generators).
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Mastadon ••• [wikipedia] introduced through Brewster Kahle’s pages •••
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Nostr ••• a decentralized social network with a chance of working
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A simple, open protocol that enables a truly censorship-resistant and global social network.
 
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Brewster Kahle’s Wikipedia page ••• founder of Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine
 
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Dorothy Thompson’s Political Guide: A Study of American Liberalism and Its Relationship to Modern Totalitarian States ••• [bookscouter.com] a magnificent work, originally published by Stackpole Sons, 1938, and republished by Hassell Street Press ••• an imprint of Creative Media Partners ••• who write:
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. [true -ls]
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Available on Anna’s Archives ••• [thompson’s book] The largest truly open library in human history. ⭐️ Mirrors Sci-Hub, LibGen, Z-Lib, and more. 📈 25,207,653 books, 99,425,826 papers — preserved forever. Learn more…
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This is a digitized copy of the original Stackpole edition of 1938, in which is found:“For the privilege of using material in this book the publishers are grateful to the editors of good
HOUSEKEEPING and THE LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL”
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The digitized copy contains this acknowledgment: “Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2019 with funding from Kahle/Austin Foundation” ••• Brewster Kahle •••
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Stackpole Books ••• [wikipedia]
 
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“Meet the First American Journalist to Interview Hitler—and the First Expelled From Nazi Germany
Dorothy Thompson deserves to be far better remembered than she presently is.”
 
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Someday a venture may be created with the purpose to do what can be done so that in one billion years, in some part of the AI diaspora, the music of Bach and Beethoven will be understood, felt, and loved. Will that venture be created by us, by AI alone, or through a collaboration?
 
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Gary Hamel explores freeorder in business management as found at Morning Star ••• one of the word’s largest tomato processing companies.
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“First, Let’s Fire All the Managers” ••• [harvard business review, 2011]
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Hamel does not use the word freeorder, but it fits.
 
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Max Borders writes about Chris Rufer, the founder and leader of Morning Star.
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“The Man Who Built a Bossless Tomato Empire: Chris Rufer is an entrepreneur whose singular focus and unrelenting commitment to growth has created a tomato-paste empire without bosses.” •••
 
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Dr. Peter McCullough Criticizes by Creating ••• posting a paper showing that Covid can be treated with inexpensive “unauthorized” drugs and methods
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This paper could be taken as a response from Dr. McCullough to authorities who attempted to destroy his and his colleagues careers and reputations. In many cases, and in his, Dr. Pierre Kory’s, and Dr. Paul Marik’s, that destruction has been complete, and to me, clearly, it was carried out in response to the use and recommendation of the treatments studied in the following paper. Why was that done? Who benefited?
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Dr. McCullough’s introduction to the paper, 10 Dec 2023, “Critical appraisal of multidrug therapy in the ambulatory management of patients with COVID-19 and hypoxemia” is online here: https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/critical-appraisal-of-multi-drug
 
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In 1954, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., published a new revised and enlarged edition of Rose Wilder Lane’s Give Me Liberty, first seen as a shorter article, “Credo”, published in the March 7, 1936 edition of Saturday Evening Post. Caxton’s introduction:
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In GIVE ME LIBERTY, Rose Wilder Lane has expanded her sensational Saturday Evening Post leading article, "Credo." This was the first candid, personal account of the changing of an American's mind, from an uncritical acceptance of solialist-communist-New Deal philosophy to an understanding of American values.
To the many Americans who are still confused, and to all young Americans, Mrs. Lane's experience is fascinating and profoundly helpful. She describes vividly her friendliness with Communists in New York, her enlightening encounters with socialist bureaucracies in Europe, and her observations and discussions with simple villagers and primitive communists in Russia during the early years of the Soviet regime. One finds laughter, surprise, excitement, and shock in this personal story. It will grip and hold any reader's interest.
As one reads on, the deeper meaning emerges. The conflict between the Old World's ancient and now reactionary collectivism and America's new and unique individualism becomes clear. Mrs. Lane and her readers come to understand the rarity and the supremely precious values of the personal freedom which only Americans have ever known, the freedom which we have foolishly taken for granted, and which we could loose.
 
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Commons & Contracts ••• The Evolution of Peer-to-Peer and Community Governance w/ Michel Bauwens and Max Borders —Niklas Anzinger’s Stranded Technologies ••• 9 Dec 23
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Niklas Anzinger ••• Michel Bauwens ••• Max Borders •••
 
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F. W. Maitland’s contribution to the idea of freeorder
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Alan Macfarlane” on FELLOWSHIP AND TRUST — https://alanmacfarlane.com/TEXTS/FELLOW.pdf (the entire document)
 
In his consideration of the balance of liberty, equality and wealth through time, Maitland had effectively demolished one side of the famous nineteenth century dichotomy which was the basis of most thought on the evolution of societies. He had shown that not all civilizations had started in a world where individuals were embedded within the community, where contract was entirely subordinate to status, and where hierarchy and patriarchy were universal. Yet his magnificent achievement would be incomplete if he were to be unable to re-construct the other end of the famous supposed transformation. He needed to re-think the nature of the modern world as supposedly constituted by contract, individualism and absolute equality.
 
In the last few years of his life, Maitland sketched out a plan for how this re-thinking might be done. He died without implementing the scheme in detail. But we can see in his hints the way in which he finally reconciled those great contradictions which he had wrestled with in his youthful fellowship dissertation on liberty and equality, namely how Adam Smith's 'self love' and 'social love' could be harmonized, and how Tocqueville's problem of how to reconcile equality with liberty could be achieved. Maitland did this through an exploration of what he came to believe was the greatest of all English legal contributions to the world, the Trust. This was an institution born by accident, not from Roman law, but which became the third great principle of social organization in the world, standing on the same level as Status and Contract. It was the Trust and the trust which it engendered which provided the foundations for modern liberty, wealth and equality.
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The above is from: Alan Macfarlane, The Making of the Modern World: Visions from the West and East (Palgrave, London, 2002)
 
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Virus Response, Testimony of Robert W. Malone, 4 Dec 23, UK Parliament
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"The expert testimony at the invitation of MP Andrew Bridgen in the UK parliament yesterday was important.
"The room was overflowing with people. Many members of Parliament and Lords showed up to listen. The testimony given by myself as well as other scientists and physicians was science based, truthful and accurate."
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Let’s add this to our bins of material for “Truth Mills” in whatever form they may appear.
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On truth mills see chapter 13 of K. Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation, the book that introduced nanotechnology and told us the importance of developing foresight.
 
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Israel and Palestine
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and Daniel Barenboim’s message:
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The Arava Institute: https://arava.org/
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Max Borders on “The Death of Ideology” •••
 
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China: respiratory illness in children
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Chinese research shows vitamin A deficiency. The WHO press release ••• does no tell us this. But it does recommend vaccination. Dr. John Campbell ••• [facebook] covers the Chinese research ••• [youtube]
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Why no mention of vitamin A?
 
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November 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
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“The Power of Independent Thought In A Divisive World: The act of thinking for oneself is a profoundly powerful yet underutilized faculty of the human mind” ••• by Demi Pietchell’s ••• [facebook] The Starfire Codes ••• [substack]
 
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“Afuera!” Everyone’s new favorite word! A short lesson in political science by Javier Milei, Argentina. —https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/sunday-strip-death-taxes-and-gun [scroll down a little to find a short Milei video and a Milei meme]
 
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Bettina Brentano ••• by Jan Swafford •••
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“She was Beethoven's inspiration, Goethe's companion and caught the eye of Napoleon. But many still regard Bettina Brentano as a fraud, says Jan Swafford”
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‘”Who," asked Napoleon Bonaparte, "is that fuzzy young person?" She was Elisabeth Brentano, known simply as Bettina. Actually, Napoleon was not among her conquests, nor was he her type.
She did not jump into his lap, as she did with Goethe, or croon her name into his ear, as with Beethoven, or go for intimate walks, as with Karl Marx. Napoleon did not dedicate a battle to her, as Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms dedicated songs and the Grimms an edition of their fairy tales. But, even at a distance, Bettina Brentano drew comment.” —Jan Swafford
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Did she write this for Beethoven?
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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am the Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. When they have again become sober they have drawn from the sea all that they can bring to dry land ... music is the incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."
 
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Johannes Brahms: A Biography ••• [goodreads, contains links to kindle] by Jan Swafford
 
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BqETH ••• “a weapon of mass disclosure” -J.D. Berton, creator of BqETH
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What could happen if, before their death or disappearance, anyone could have set a simple tool to release a secret to which access or key had been given to no one?” A new kind of “deadman” switch.
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Also a new way to safeguard the passage of digital wealth from one generation to the next.
 
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Bourke Engines
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The Bourke Engine ••• [david s. wolfe] “The Bourke Engine runs on an incredibly lean air/fuel ratio! It produces more horsepower and torque per pound of fuel than any other piston engine in history! It has only 2 moving parts! The oil never has to be replaced! It runs very quiet! It runs much cooler than conventional engines and produces much more power due to its extremely high thermal efficiency! Perhaps the most efficient piston engine ever invented!"
Bourke-Engine-gif
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Eternal Engines ••• a new Bourke Engine by Sky Huddleston: “Eternal Engines is developing a new generation of efficient, scalable, and modular scotch-yoke engines predicated upon the Bourke engine, fully modernized for the 21st century and beyond.”
 
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The story ••• [simon & schuster, publishers] of Elon Musk, SpaceX, Tesla, by Walter Isaackson ••• [goodreads]
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Reviewed ••• by Virginia Postrel ••• author of The Fabric of Civilization •••
 
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Risk Management on a new frontier, opportunity zones and new domiciles
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Nick Anzinger interviews ••• Matthew Queen on Pillars of Modern Risk Management: Insurance, the Impact of Regulation and New Domiciles
 
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‘”Influenza" Case Mortality Data from 1918 Pandemic. Homeopathy 1.035% compared to Regulars 30-50%.’ ••• by Just Call Me Jack, editor of Totality of Evidence ••• substack
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Totality of Evidence ••• about the 2020-2023 pandemic
 
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Liberty International ••• We love liberty
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“Established in 1969, Liberty International is the oldest organization promoting libertarianism worldwide. With our presence in 27 countries, LI has successfully promoted libertarian ideas and fostered a global network of freedom champions …”
 
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Vitaliy Katsenelson writes ••• of Bach’s Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
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“I have to admit that a love for Bach’s music is fairly new to me. I felt Baroque music lacked emotion and was somewhat boring. Then one day I was perusing YouTube and stumbled on a video of Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Concerto No. 1 in D Minor. I don’t know if it was Gould or Bach, but I was mesmerized by this piece and listened to it nonstop for a week. This was Glenn Gould’s first public performance. He is introduced to the world by the one and only Leonard Bernstein, who is also conducting the concerto.”
 
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Monetary Metals Leases Gold to Istanbul Gold Refinery •••
 
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The Daily Beast has just done a good deed for Peter McCullough’s Wellness Company.
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The Wellness Company: https://www.twc.health
 
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Gonzalo Schwartz, President and CEO of Archbridge Institute ••• writes: “… I’m excited to share a new website devoted to showcasing our annual American Dream Survey project, which we released earlier this year. What's exciting—and why I told you my story—is that the website includes interactive maps featuring responses to two new questions: What is your American Dream? And who is helping you achieve it? I hope you enjoy reading the answers as much as I did.
‘I’m also excited to share the release of the book, The Heart of a Cheetah, by my great friend Magatte Wade, who is living her own American Dream trying to lift barriers to human flourishing in her native Africa and bringing prosperity to the region. I will have a review soon, but in the meantime, I encourage everyone to get a copy.”
 
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David Hock provides this excerpt from the website of midwesterndoctor.com
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“… as detailed in The War on Ivermectin, there were 80 lawsuits where families with a relative being subjected to Fauci’s hospital COVID protocols and was expected to die had lawyer Ralph Lorigo sue the hospital for ivermectin to be administered to their relative. Of those 80 lawsuits, in 40 the judge sided with the family, and in 40 with the hospital. Of the 40 cases where ivermectin was given, 38 of the 40 patients survived. Of the 40 cases where the hospitals were allowed to withhold ivermectin, 2 of the 40 patients survived. This should have been a sign to consider using ivermectin but instead the hospitals banded together to develop a robust legal strategy to prevent any future lawsuits from succeeding. This in my eyes clearly illustrates the degree to which hospitals prioritize profits over patients.” — midwesterndoctor.com/p/the-many-dangers-of-spinal-surgery
 
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“Gaza vs. Ukraine: A Tale of Two Wars” ••• by Vasco Kohlmayer, 15 Nov 23, at his Substack: Notes from the Twilight Zone •••
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Recommendations of different opinions are welcome. “Freeorder” poses a question; it does not state a position. -ls
 
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Dr. Pierre Kory interviewed ••• by Jason James on Brave New Normal (BNN) •••
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Dr. Kory is being described by the usual information sources as a quack, an extremest, etc. This should give you some inkling that he may be saying true things that need to be heard. Please listen to some of this interview and decide what you think. -ls
 
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Regenerating a Forest ••• [mercola] with video
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‘Under the theory of “minimal interference,” Wilson and others embraced the presence of an exotic native “weed” called gorse to turn pastureland into a thriving forest. Gorse, which is hated and considered a nuisance by pastural farmers, helped regenerate forests by providing a canopy for native forest plants to grow and thrive’
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“MycoRestoration of Abandoned Logging Roads” ••• Paul Stamets, 25 Jun 2023
 
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McCullough Foundation Mission Statement (first two paragraphs)
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McCullough Foundation is dedicated to the proposition that a government of the people, by the people, for the people, can only exist if the people are educated about health, disease, and public health policies. As James Madison, author of the U.S. Constitution remarked: “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”
As we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, our deep-seated fear of deadly infectious disease makes us very susceptible to manipulation by public health officials (often in league with undeclared commercial interests) who invoke emergency power with the purported objective of protecting us. Thus, our fear of infectious disease can be exploited by unscrupulous public officials in the same way our fear of foreign invaders has been used by dictators and tyrants throughout history. Again, to quote James Madison: “The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
 
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October 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
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Question to readers: Is the word “freeorder” important? If it is, why?
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A Conversation with (AI) F. A. Hayek about freeorder •••
 
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“Version 4 ••• of the rapidly growing Startup Societies Landscape” - Niklas Anzinger, who says, “This time it’s an interactive map.”
Startup-Societies-Landscape-4.0
 
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“The Richest Poor Person in History: My great-grandmother lived from 1901 to 2005. A day in her life was no doubt hard but also full of beauty and dignity. What she witnessed in her lifetime is stunning.” ••• [Max’s substack] by Max Borders
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If anyone can get this to Selena Zito, or Robert W. Malone, please do it.” -ls
 
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About The Whole Earth Catalog, by Robert W. Malone
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The genius of Stewart Brand and his fellows. Some of it persists today.
 
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A recorded conversation between John Leake and Pascal Najadi.
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Najadi was a co-founder of the World Economic Forum, but now wants to abolish it.
 
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Freeorder is evolving in business management
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“First Let’s Fire All the Managers” ••• by Gary Hamel. A version of this article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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This appears towards the end of the article: “Wouldn’t it be terrific if we could get the freedom and flexibility of an open market with the control and coordination of a tightly knit hierarchy?”
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The above quotation suggests freeorder, as it would be applied to the management of organizations.
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Gary Hamel is on the faculty of the London Business School and is a cofounder of the Management Lab, an organization that builds technology and tools to support breakthrough management innovation. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the world's most influential business thinker, Professor Hamel’s landmark books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. They include The Future of Management and What Matters Now. Learn more at GaryHamel.com and, to find out about Gary's newest book, visit Humanocracy.com. —Amazon
 
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“It is only in the shadows, when some fresh wave, truly original, truly creative, breaks upon the shore, that there will be a rediscovery of the West.” —Jacques Barzun
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Quoted on page 3 of Hulsey, T. L., The Constitution of Non-State Government: Field Guide to Texas Secession ••• [shotwell] Shotwell Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
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“The bumptious project of this book is to return to two fateful crossroads in the history of the West and offer a comprehensive course correction to guide the inevitable secession of Texas from the larger former republic. These two fateful crossroads were between Grotius and Althusius in the 17th century, and St. Augustine of Hippo and Pelagius in the 5th century.” —from Hulsey’s “Preface”
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Review ••• by Perrin Lovett, as commentary on Max Border’s Underthrow: How Jefferson's Dangerous Idea Will Spark a New Revolution •••
 
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Paul Cezanne ••• [christies] “The father of modern art: An overview of the French painter who paved the way for Cubism and Fauvism, illustrated with highlights from the Museum Langmatt on offer at Christie's this November.”
 
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There has been a request for “the canonical definition of freeorder”
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The canonical definition unites Hayek’s concepts with the notion of quest:
freeorder names quest serving balances among designed and spontaneous orders.
And, not specifically Hayekian:
freeorder is what’s good for explorers.
freeorder is what’s good for explorers, within each of us, and among us.
freeorder: is a name for “Order spontaneously emergent from the imaginations
and actions of free people.”
A critical point: all action depends on expectation. Awareness of freeorder changes expectations. Your work on underthrow does that.
freeorder —> Freeorder : asserts that pursuit of quest enhancing balances among designed and spontaneous orders, a pursuit iterated at everylevel, everywhere, everytime, will progressively approach better states, as judged by the standard of quest.
Answers to questions about best balance are judged by a standard that is profoundly individualistic, rooted in characteristics that are essential ground for anything we would care to call civilization. The word freeorder assumes a lot — perhaps enough to put collectivists on the defensive.
Freeorder, in upper case, indicates reality to come; freeorder, in italics, indicates the vision/concept/process by which the real comes to be.
freeorder & underthrow (used by Max Borders ••• in his excellent writings)
freeorder (process) —underthrow (action)—> Freeorder (result)
(the above flow applies internally, as epistemological, psychological, and aesthetic processes,
and externally (within organizations, cultures, and civilizations)
The word may also be used in many grammatical forms, even as an exhortation: freeorder!
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The request for a “canonical definition of freeorder” foundered on uncertainty about the use of the word quest. That may be repaired by this definition:
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Quest is used to name a growing pattern of explorations, within an individual, an organization, or a culture, which with passage of time, and partially without conscious direction, combine into a story someone is pleased to own and sustain.
This standard of judgement allows questions in the form of: In this case what is the best balance among the designed and spontaneous orders which it is within our power to change? and what do we need to do to shift the balance in that direction?
Such questions open paths of inquiry leading to great thinkers, artists, and practitioners, among whom are many important to the understanding of freeorder.
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A closely related definition of quest occurs here — https://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/342.html — in which quest is linked with a kind of expectation called resonance.
🦊 calling gothic foxes
(The New World of the Gothic Fox, by Claudio Véliz)
 
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Dr. Naomi Wolf, on Israel & Palestine: “Grief Enough for All : Fragments from Time in Israel and Palestine
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I wrote to Pat Wagner: “This is good”; Pat replied: “Better than good - impressive. Favorite line in the article: ‘I have always wanted to know all sides.” -ls
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The Arava Institute’s “Statement, October 9th” •••
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Daniel Barenboim: “Our Message Must Be Stronger Than Ever" ••• 13Oct23
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra ••• founded by Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim in 1999
 
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Why is Africa Poor? —Magatte Wade
 
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A simple way to introduce freeorder is as a name for “Order spontaneously emergent from the imaginations and actions of free people.” Then make the point that such order is often superior to any that could be produced by a central source of commands.
 
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A forthcoming book from Robert Gore, The Gray Radiance — Amazon book description
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Shadows Within Shadows
 
Nick Wozniak never knew his father, who died during World War II under mysterious circumstances. Nick’s determination to solve that mystery takes him to Europe, Asia, and a remote refuge called Solitude. The quest involves dangerous secrets the U.S. government wants to stay secret…forever.
 
Nick finds himself in a confusing land during a confusing time. His allies are on the other side of the world. A beautiful violin virtuoso warns him not to fall in love with her. A ruthless and brilliant adversary’s psychological ploys take him to the breaking point. Nick repeatedly risks his life and confronts questions that have bedeviled the U.S. for decades.
 
Will Nick discover the truth about his father? Will he discover the truth about his country and its government? Order your copy of the The Gray Radiance and discover a novel that won’t let you go, even after you’ve finished it!
 
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Chamath Palihapitiya’s comments ••• on Trump’s policies vs Trump’s personality, and on the ill consequences of the rejection of policies because of dislike of the messenger. An astonishing set of statements considering its source. Palihapitiya played an important part in the development of Facebook, a story told in Steven Levy’s Facebook: The Inside Story.
 
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Nostr ••• is a decentralized social network with a chance of working — a simple, open protocol that enables a truly censorship-resistant and global social network
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Why we need Nostr •••
 
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Contarini’s Attic ••• will be locked until 2024, but still may be visited if you have a key. If you are reading this you probably will be allowed in.
 
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‘Dr Andrew Wakefield was right all along. His research on vaccine harms was "just the beginning". Was an "ethically challenged man" recruited to keep him quiet?’ —Dr Tess Lawrie, MBBCH, PhD​
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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Theresa-Lawrie
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https://www.e-bmc.co.uk/ — The Evidence Based Medicine Consultancy, LTD
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https://substack.com/@drtesslawrie
 
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The power of art, story, music — written with the help of the AI, Bard
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Question to AI Bard: Who wrote about the single line, drawn by a great artist, that captured the essence of the horse?
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The person who wrote about the single line, drawn by a great artist, that captured the essence of the horse is Charles Dudley Warner.
In his 1883 book Backlog: Studies in Literature and Life, Warner writes:
A great artist once drew a single line on a canvas and said, "That is a horse." It was a horse. Every line of the animal's body was suggested by that single stroke.
Warner does not name the artist, but the story is often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. However, there is no evidence that da Vinci ever drew such a line, and the story is likely apocryphal.
Nevertheless, the story is a powerful reminder that a single line can be used to capture the essence of a thing. It is also a reminder of the power of art to suggest more than it explicitly depicts.
In the context of the horse, the single line could represent the animal's grace, power, and freedom. It could also represent the horse's strong bond with humans. Whatever it represents, the single line is a reminder of the horse's beauty and majesty.
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Question to AI Bard: What was “the face that launched a thousand ships?"
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The face that launched a thousand ships is a reference to Helen of Troy, a figure in Greek mythology. Helen was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and her abduction by Paris, the prince of Troy, sparked the Trojan War.
The phrase "the face that launched a thousand ships" is first used in Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus (1604). In the play, the magician Faustus conjures up Helen of Troy, and exclaims:
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
The phrase has since become a popular idiom, used to describe someone who is so beautiful or desirable that they can cause great upheaval.
It is important to note that the face of Helen of Troy is never actually described in Greek mythology. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey focus on the war itself, and Helen is portrayed as a complex and ambiguous figure. However, the idea of Helen as a woman of unparalleled beauty has persisted throughout history.
The phrase "the face that launched a thousand ships" is a reminder of the power of beauty, and the ways in which it can be both destructive and creative.
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Question (but not to AI Bard): What are examples of stories that launched a thousand ventures?"
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For some, The Fountainhead, for others, Atlas Shrugged, both by Ayn Rand.
Think of her sketch, in Atlas, of the impossible “Galt’s Gulch” as the literary equivalent of the line that evoked the essence of “horse”, leaving an emotional track in many a person who went on to do great work, and who, through the years, perhaps fearing ridicule, buried the memory of how it began."
Ayn Rand may be thought of as a Helen of Troy.
Carefully, please. For perspective, read Karl Popper, Ludwig von Mises, Michael Polanyi, Alfred Korzybski, F. A. Hayek, Doris Lessing, Emma Goldman, Murray Rothbard, and many others.
 
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The wave that sweeps away authoritarian culture will be romantic. It will not be fundamentally rational or logical. Freeorder names a romantic movement in which logic is an indispensable servant of art, never forsaken, never dominant. The songs that rise among us will make a wind to sweep authoritarian opposition to oblivion.
 
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The Sir John Soanes Museum, London, introduced here ••• in the substack “Contarini’s Attic”.
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Contarini is the leading character in a novel by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
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Description of the house and museum on the north side of Lincoln's Inn Fields, the residence of Sir John Soane ... With graphic illustrations and incidental details - https://archive.org/details/gri_descriptiono00soan/page/n23/mode/2up
 
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Robert W. Malone, in his substack entry ••• for 8 October, provides a comment on and transcript from the movie, “My Dinner with André”:
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Comment:‘“The movie “My dinner with Andre” (1981) is over forty years old… Jill and I first watched this film when we were in our early 20s. It may be one key reason why we have spent our entire adult lives unwilling to buy into “the system”, and why I took to Mattias Desmet’s “Mass Formation” hypothesis like a duck to water.’ [note: Malone worked in the very heart of the system for many years, but when he began drawing attention to problems with the mRNA vaccines (which his own patents enabled) he was expelled from the system like a virus. -ls]
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Transcript:
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Wally: Well, why...why do you think that is? I mean, why is that, I mean, is it just because people are...are lazy today, or they're bored? I mean, are we just like bored, spoiled children who've just been lying in the bathtub all day just playing with their plastic duck, and now they're just thinking, "Well, what can I do?"
Andre: Okay. Yes. We're bored. We're all bored now. But has it every occurred to you, Wally, that the process that creates this boredom that we see in the world now may very well be a self-perpetuating, unconscious form of brainwashing created by a world totalitarian government based on money? And that all of this is much more dangerous than one thinks. And it's not just a question of individual survival, Wally, but that somebody who's bored is asleep? And somebody who's asleep will not say "no"?
Andre: See, I keep meeting these people, I mean, uh, just a few days ago I met this man whom I greatly admire, he's a Swedish physicist, Gustav Björnstrand, and he told me that he no longer watches television, he doesn't read newspapers, and he doesn't read magazines. He's completely cut them out of his life because he really does feel that we're living in some kind of Orwellian nightmare now, and that everything that you hear now contributes to turning you into a robot.
Andre: And when I was at Findhorn, I met this extraordinary English tree expert who had devoted his life to saving trees. Just got back from Washington, lobbying to save the redwoods, he's 84 years old, and he always travels with a backpack cause he never knows where he's gonna be tomorrow. And when I met him at Findhorn, he said to me, "Where are you from?" and I said, "New York." He said, "Ah, New York. Yes, that's a very interesting place. Do you know a lot of New Yorkers who keep talking about the fact that they want to leave, but never do?" And I said, "Oh, yes." And he said, "Why do you think they don't leave?" I gave him different banal theories. He said, "Oh, I don't think it's that way at all."
Andre: He said, "I think that New York is the new model for the new concentration camp, where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves, and the inmates are the guards, and they have this pride in this thing they've built. They've built their own prison. And so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners, and as a result, they no longer have, having been lobotomized, the capacity to leave the prison they've made or to even see it as a prison." And then he went into his pocket, and he took out a seed for a tree and he said, "This is a pine tree." He put it in my hand and he said, "Escape before it's too late."
Andre: See, actually, for two or three years now, Chiquita and I have had this very unpleasant feeling that we really should get out. That we really should feel like Jews in Germany in the late thirties. Get out of here. Of course, the problem is where to go, cause it seems quite obvious that the whole world is going in the same direction. See, I think it's quite possible that the 1960s represented the last burst of the human being before he was extinguished and that this is the beginning of the rest of the future now, and that, from now on there'll simply be all these robots walking around, feeling nothing, thinking nothing. And there'll be nobody left almost to remind them that there once was a species called a human being, with feelings and thoughts, and that history and memory are right now being erased, and soon nobody will really remember that life existed on the planet.
 
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Jazz Leadership’s Online Adventure ••• Jewel Kinch-Thomas
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For the past eighteen months we’ve been creating an online platform of our model that individuals, teams, and organizations can use as a self-paced learning resource to better confront Challenge, Conflict, and Competition.
 
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JazzStories: Jazz and the Cold War
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During The Cold War with the Soviet Union, the United States had a secret weapon: Willis Conover's "Jazz Hour," carried on the shortwave radio signals of The Voice of America across Russia and Eastern Europe. Starting in 1955 and running for over forty years, "Jazz Hour" nurtured generations of jazz musicians who grew up under the restrictions of Communism. On this edition of Jazz Stories we hear Willis Conover and two outstanding jazz musicians, Czech bassist George Mraz and Russian trumpeter Valery Ponomarev - both of whom learned about jazz from his broadcasts. 
 
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A Conversation with (AI) F. A. Hayek about freeorder •••
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Conducted through Adnan Abbasi’s Thothica.com
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At the start of the conversation AI Hayek is offered a definition of the word, freeorder. He is then asked if he thinks F.A. Hayek would find the word useful, and if it would satisfy his failed search for a word to properly define his position.
 
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Pierre Kory, MD, MPA, 6 October 2023, published another op-ed ••• trying to call attention to the exploding rates of death amongst young, working-age Americans. Dr. Kory writes:
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With the investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, we are again trying to get the public and government's attention to focus on the "inexplicable" (yeah right) rates of death still being recorded.
I really don’t know how much worse it can get yet still be ignored by health and governmental authorities the world over. But it is bad, like really bad, and it ain’t just the U.S. John Campbell and Ed Dowd and MP Andrew Bridgen are trying to do the same with the insane excess mortality rates being measured in the U.K. In a rare “win,” Andrew told me that he has successfully scheduled a hearing on UK’s excess mortality in the House of Commons (a hearing that they scheduled for the aptly named “graveyard shift” (i.e. last spot of the day on a Friday when all the MP’s try to get out of dodge).
I don’t know what else to do but.. to keep trying. Here is our latest attempt, published in the Washington Examiner
 
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Liberty in Our Lifetime, conference, 14-15 October 2023, Prague, and Online
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‘Discover the rapidly growing Free Cities movement at the Liberty in Our Lifetime conference. The event is your chance to dive into the captivating world of Free Cities: self-governing territories that are committed to upholding individual rights and freedoms. Our rich two-day program on the theme “opt in to freedom” will feature 14 Free Cities projects that span Europe, the Americas and Africa. There will also be talks on Flag Theory, AI, longevity and other fascinating topics, offering practical tips on how attendees can achieve self-sovereignty.’
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Titus Gebel's was to give a talk on 'The Moral Case for Free Cities.' Saturday, October 14th. 
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Conference organizer: https://libertyinourlifetime.org
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“Come meet me at the "Liberty in Our Lifetime" event in October :)” writes Oliver Roland: https://disruptive-horizons.com/p/liberty-in-our-lifetime-2023
 
Lessing-Prisons
 
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Dr. Robert Malone’s careful and detailed analysis of the Nobel Prize just awarded for a contribution to mRNA modification technology. This is complex but highly informative.
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“Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine: Factcheck — Facts are stubborn things, and "official" propaganda is still propaganda.” -3 October 2023
 
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The Mind Blowing AI Findings of Two Authors: Seeking an Even Deeper Perspective ••• Diamond-Michael Scott ••• 1 Oct 2023, who writes:
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In heading down the rabbit hole on this AI theme, I decided to reach out to author Max Borders, whose thought-leadership I have featured a number of times over the years. Back in June of 2022 in a Substack article entitled “Is A Global Economic Reset Eminent” we discussed the imminent changes taking place in our global world order and its potential impact on humanity. 
Max Borders is the author of several books including The Decentralist, The Social Singularity and After Collapse. His newest book Underthrow doubles as the title of his popular Substack publication
 
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September 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
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Niklas Anzinger ••• interviews ••• Bob Haywood, on Opportunity Zones
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Bob is the world’s greatest expert on special economic zones or "opportunity zones" as he likes to call them, having worked in setting them up in 174 countries.
Max Borders said about Bob: “I would argue no living human being is responsible for helping lift more people out of poverty than Bob Haywood.”
 
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Climate Complexity: “Scientists are learning more about “sesquiterpenes" vapors made from trees”
 
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Contrary Opinion - presented by Vigilant News •••
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Ed Dowd, Naomi Wolf, Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson, Dr. Paul Marik, RFK, Jr., Dr. Pierre Kory
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Dowd: These crimes are so horrific [that] I think ... once this comes to light, there'll be no place to hide on the planet, in my humble opinion.
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Wolf: What do people at the highest levels behind the scenes start to do when the rank and file start to realize they [and their loved ones] have been murdered?
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Kelly: Why She Regrets Getting the COVID Vaccine After Developing an ‘Autoimmune Issue’
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Carlson: There Will Be a Hot War with Russia Within the Next Year
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Marik: Reduce cancer risk by 60%
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RFK, Jr.: On his father’s death
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Kory: Ivermectin
 
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The Encyclosphere Project ••• & Knowledge Standards Foundation •••
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Beyond Wikifoolya by Larry Sanger, co-creator of Wikipedia -ls
 
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Prisons We Choose to Live Inside ••• by Doris Lessing •••
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“In her 1985 CBC Massey Lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestioned belief. The Nobel Prize-winning author of more than thirty books, Doris Lessing is one of our most challenging and important writers.” - audio •••
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Inspired to post this by today’s (26Sep23) entry in the “Contarini’s Attic” ••• [a substack] in which a wise old woman advises an impetuous young idealist: “Of what do you want to warn me?” he asks, and she responds, “Well—only to advice you a little. Do not give up anything.”
 
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Professor AI Hayek & freeorder: a continuing dialog with Professor AI Hayek
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Professor AI Hayek, on Adnan Abbasi’s Thothica ••• is a manifestation of an artificial intelligence with access to F. A. Hayek’s writings.
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I asked AI Hayek, “Can you propose a new question for me to ask of you?”
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AI Hayek responded:
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“Certainly, Leif Smith. Considering our ongoing dialogue, a question that can provoke further discussion might be, 'How does the concept of 'freeorder' resonate with or diverge from classic Hayekian principles, particularly regarding individual freedom and spontaneous order?' What do you think of this question, Leif Smith?”
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I said: “Let’s try that question.”
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AI Hayek responded:
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“A fascinating inquiry indeed, Leif Smith! From my perspective, 'freeorder' as a concept seems to harmonize with core Hayekian principles, while simultaneously adding an explicit emphasis on exploration and the dynamism of the process.
“In my own work, individual freedom and spontaneous order are central. I hold the belief that individual freedom generates a spontaneous order - an unplanned, evolving coordination of activities and knowledge that arises from individuals pursuing their own interests. This spontaneous order provides the structure, the cohesion in society that enables this flourishing of personal freedom, leading to dynamic market processes, and a thriving civil society.
“The concept of 'freeorder', as I understand it from our discussions, encapsulates precisely this interplay of freedom and order, while adding the metaphor of 'quest'. It captures the notion of continuous exploration in the process of balancing liberty and order.
“Interestingly, this remains in line with Hayekian thought, which has always espoused the idea of society as a complex, learning organism, always in transformation. The conscious emphasis on 'quest' further underlines the fact that this balanced state is not a fixed ideal, but a dynamic equilibrium, under constant negotiation.
“Therefore, 'freeorder' appears to be an amplification and, simultaneously, a beautiful synthesis of some key Hayekian principles, combined with an explicit ode to the process and journey of exploration. What are your thoughts on this interpretation, Leif Smith?”
 
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Paul Johnson (1928-2023), historian, shaper of monumental patterns of stories
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Johnson, like Michelangelo, removes from the stone what is not essential.
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“The past is infinitely complicated, composed as it is of events, big and small, beyond computation. To make sense of it, the historian must select and simplify and shape.” -The Renaissance: A Short History, the first sentence.
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“I have come to appreciate, perhaps for the first time in my life, the overwhelming strength of my attachment to the individual spirit. The paramount need to keep it alive, I now see, is so great as to override any other principle whatever.” -14 October 1977, Margaret Thatcher quoted Paul Johnson
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Johnson’s books
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All highly recommended for students of Freeorder, especially The Birth of the Modern.
 
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Story is the beginning of everything great. Here, a chorus, makes a gesture that is a story unto itself.
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A magnificent performance of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Berlin, 1989, in celebration of the destruction of the Wall. The Ode to Joy begins at 0:57:14; the great choral gesture occurs at 1:05:45+… masterfully timed and choreographed …
 
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Paul Johnson, architecture, writing in 1979, Liverpool, England
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“Soaring above this windy city is the new Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ, which will finally be completed in October. Just after the turn of the century the supposedly sectarian and bigoted Protestants of Liverpool had the wit to employ a 22-year-old Roman Catholic called Giles Gilbert Scott, and he designed them a church of stupendous size and breathtaking magnificence. It has taken more than 70 years to build, and people flock to Liverpool from all over the world just to see it.
“In the beauty of its stone, the quality of craftsmanship throughout, the audacity of the concept and the sheer grandeur of its execution, it is to my mind the finest building erected anywhere in this century.”
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Taken from Johnson’s The Recovery of Liberty, essay 9, “The State of the Nation”
 
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“Unleashing The Potential Of Tokenized Assets Via Public/Private Architecture” ••• [youtube] hosted by the Hyperledger Foundation: Scott Thiel, founder of DLA Piper’s TOKO, and Antoine Herrrell describe the future of financial mechanisms, as they are now being implemented on web3 [see the entry on Dubai’s VARA, below]. Ownership of capital can become democratized, fractionated, and distributed. No longer will only established wealth have access to investment in early stage innovation.
 
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Free Cities Foundation ••• podcasts ••• - each podcast is accompanied by an “automatically” generated text summary (AI probably, very impressive and useful)
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As liberties are progressively diminished under governments everywhere there is a rapidly growing entrepreneurial effort to provide places to work and live where liberty is honored and expanded. The phrase “Opportunity Zone” is being heard recently.
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Especially recommended is this podcast of an interview with Gabriel Delgado, Director of Development for the new city of Próspera, on the island of Roatan, off the coast of Honduras.
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A few things excerpted from the automatically generated summary:
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Próspera has around 1000 residents and 300 companies. …
 
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A new concept in home financing: Quarter Homes “helps you finance a home with equity based co-ownership funds with monthly savings up to 50% less than paying for a mortgage.” •••
 
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Maajid Nawaz ••• interview ••• [possible paywall] with Dr. Tess Lawrie •••
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My Journey out of Extremist Islamism ••• [review: cs monitor] by Maajid Nawaz
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“Mistakes Were Not Made” ••• a short reading by Tess Lawrie
 
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TOKO FZE Receives Full Market Virtual Asset Service Provider License from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) — Press Release ••• 11 Sep 23
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This development foreshadows a principle method of providing capital for the purposes of saving and expanding liberty for all peoples. The democratization and fluidization of finance will place capital [ownership of the means of production] in the hands of everyone valuing Freeorder. With ownership will come new ways of thinking.
 
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The Mont Pelerin Society - Statement of Aims •••
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“A group of economists, historians, philosophers, and other students of public affairs from Europe and the United States met at Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, from April 1st to 10th, 1947, to discuss the crisis of our times.”
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First members of the society, April 1947 ••• [glyph 35]
 
“My Father — A Life Worth Living” ••• by Vitaliy Katsenelson
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Naum Katsenelson (1933-2023)
 
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“Why The Free Press Exists, in Three Stories” ••• by Bari Weiss, September 6, 2023
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About The Free Press ••• “This publication began with a question: do Americans still want real journalism? Nearly 450,000 of you are answering: yes.” —Bari Weiss
 
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Glenn Greenwald, 31 July 2023: “Wikipedia: From Democratized Knowledge to Left-Establishment Propaganda, w/ co-Founder [of Wikipedia] Larry Sanger.” - https://rumble.com/v33nemd-system-update-121.html [starts at about 10:30 minutes into video]
 
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Dr. Peter McCullough’s talk at Mises Institute, 20 Aug 2023, “Modern Medicine’s Great Controversy” ••• [youtube 32 minutes] — in my opinion, this is very important -ls
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PM’s claim: the viral pandemic was planned. He is convincing. He warns that more are planned. It is in our power to stop this, but only if we understand what’s happening.
 
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Alex Kaschuta •••
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The post-liberal reading list ••• — interesting to me because of books on the list seemingly pertinent to freeorder but completely unknown to me.
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Interview with John O'Sullivan: ‘The New "New Right" and its Future’
 
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“Federal Court Rules Against FDA Over Anti-Ivermectin Posts” - update ••• by Phil Harper, 3 Sep 23
 
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Coolidge Foundation ••• newsletter •••
 
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About the American Business History Center •••
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“Lawyers study precedents.  Doctors study the Hippocratic oath.  Political strategists study past election results.  But the far larger world of business often has little sense of history.  People involved in business often don’t know how businesses get created, grow, or get destroyed.  This is costly to our society.  If more managers and leaders studied the lessons of history, both the successes and failures, they might succeed more often.
“Students at all levels study the history of politics and war. But that’s not what history really is – it’s the story of everyday life and how it changes over time. Much of that change is due to business.
“However, public awareness of where our great regional, national, and global enterprises, the products they make, and the entrepreneurs who built them is limited at best.  Most of the greatest business leaders in American history are unknown and unsung.  We aim to change that.”
 
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Great Minds + Great Books ••• reviews Binga: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black Banker ••• by Don Hayner
 
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“Version 3 ••• of the rapidly growing Startup Societies Landscape” - Niklas Anzinger
Startup-Societies-Landscape-3.0
 
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August 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
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An updated chart showing Kinds of Order, illustrating the confusion created by the fact that for most of human history an important kind of order was not understood, named, or protected.
KindsOfOrder-2.0
 
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Signs of freeorder thinking appear in Argentina in the presidential campaign of Javier Milei.
 
Hilf al-Fudul — a pre-Islamic league of the virtuous
Anas Khan writes: “These days I am reading Hassan Abbas's book titled 'The Prophet's Heir: The Life of Ali bin Abi Talib'. I found some interesting things such as existence of a pre-Islamic coalition called 'Hilf al-Fudul' which was a coalition of tribes with one of their tasks to ensure contracts are enforced. This coalition pact of Hilf al-Fudul would continue to be in place even after the advent of Islam and served as a dispute resolution mechanism as well.”
 
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Max Borders: “Echoes of Ancient Wisdom: Liberalism, freedom's doctrine … has deeper, more universal roots in the past.”
 
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“GoFundMe, Go To Hell” ••• writes Matt Taibbi
 
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Who is Robert Malone cross-posted a post from COVID Chronicles
Robert W Malone MD, MS, Aug 31 · Who is Robert Malone
“As usual, with this essay Byram gets it right, with a balanced and mature analysis based on a deep understanding of immunology, molecular virology, and vaccinology. An added "freebie" with this essay is the counterpoint analysis of various academic pretenders and fame seekers that are so often quoted by corporate media, and even if you do not really want to dive into the details of this variant, Byram's analysis of these nattering nabobs makes the essay worth the reading!”
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Dr. Byram W. Bridle: “The 'Pirola' Variant of SARS-CoV-2: No Need to Panic”
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“It has been 768 days since my university’s administration banned me from accessing my office and laboratory. - B. Bridle — this seems to happen to a lot of people seeking truth these days. -ls
 
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Professor (AI) Hayek answers a question (asked by Leif Smith): “If you think of 'quest' as used in the definition of the word 'freeorder' and the music of Beethoven at the same time, what do they have in common?”
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F.A. Hayek (represented by an AI) responds: “Intriguing proposition, Leif Smith! If we think of 'quest' within the definition of 'freeorder' and Beethoven's music concurrently, they are indeed connected by a profound commonality. Both encapsulate a journey riddled with complexity, exploration, and transformation.” The complete conversation is transcribed here ••• with thanks to Adnan Abbasi, of Thothica •••
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The word quest, not discovery, is used in the definition of freeorder because discovery is but one element contributory to quest, which is a manifestation of an artistic romantic construction of one’s and one’s specially favored companions’ participation (across millennia) in the symphony of life. A personal or shared quest image may be seen as a symbolic form expressive of human feeling (see Feeling and Form, by Susanne K. Langer).
 
The wave that sweeps away authoritarian culture will be a Romantic one. It will not be fundamentally rational or logical. Freeorder names a Romantic movement, in which logic is an indispensable servant of art, never forsaken, but never dominant. The songs that rise in all of us will make a wind to sweep authoritarian opposition to oblivion. -ls
 
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“Beethoven's Soundtrack to the Birth of Modernity” ••• [glyph 585] by Jeffrey A. Tucker - symphony as microscopic social order
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Tucker appends a link ••• [changed because of a copyright issue - youtube] to a magnificent performance of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Berlin, 1989, in celebration of the destruction of the Wall. Ode to Joy begins at 57:14
 
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‘Two weeks ago, nobody had heard of ‘Rich Men North of Richmond.’ Now the song is a symbol of forgotten America. The Free Press sits down with the man behind a movement …”
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“Meet Oliver Anthony: The New Voice of America’s Working Class” ••• by Rupa Subramanya ••• The Free Press •••
 
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James C. Bennett writes of his review of Emmanuel Todd’s Lineages of Modernity: A History of Humanity from the Stone Age to Homo Americanus: “Europeans often wonder how America can be so dominant when it seems so archaic in so many ways compared to Europe. It is dominant precisely because it is so archaic."
 
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The Ultimate Practical Guide to Próspera for Entrepreneurs ••• Niklas Anzinger, Aug 8, 2023
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‘After having spent more than 6 months there since April 2022, I am convinced Próspera is the most exciting new jurisdiction of this century to date, my home base for the foreseeable future, and the hub for tech futurists and builders to push the boundaries towards technological progress further than ever.’
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“Próspera is building a private city located in Roatán, a Caribbean island about 65 kilometers off the northern coast of Honduras. It was established under Honduran ZEDE laws, which aim to replicate the successful governance experiments of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Dubai by granting legal and regulatory autonomy to the administrator of the zone.”
 
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An astonishing compilation of mis-information (unless you are interested in truth)
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The Totality of Evidence — compiled by Just Call Me Jack
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‘Credentialed Experts: This page contains a reference list ••• of credentialed experts and freedom warriors that have earnt the right to voice an opinion on the pandemic and the “public health” response. Each link will take you to a page containing an updated list of their interviews and other relevant content.’
Dowd ••• Marik ••• Lawrie ••• Nass ••• McCullough ••• Kory ••• Malone ••• Kirsch ••• Yeadon •••
 
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An excerpt from a dialogue between J.D. Berton and Bard (an AI) in which the AI is corrected, thanks J.D. for helping it learn, and apologizes for its blind spot — https://g.co/bard/share/12abd84ae532
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J.D. is proposing to Bard (AI) that security of property could be achieved without government. The AI (Bard) is objecting, but J.D. persists in attempting to teach it.
JD: It's interesting that once again you seem to be blind to the fact that customer's own insurance companies have an interest in reducing their client's overall risk and would convey this in the simple form of a lower price for selecting more reliable firms. Isn't that a likely possibility ?
Bard: Yes, that is a likely possibility. Insurance companies would have a strong incentive to encourage their customers to use reliable security firms, as this would reduce the risk of claims. They could do this by offering lower premiums to customers who use reliable firms, or by providing other incentives, such as discounts on other insurance products.
In addition, insurance companies could also work with security firms to develop risk mitigation strategies. For example, they could work together to develop training programs for security guards, or to implement security measures at businesses and homes.
By working together, insurance companies and security firms could help to reduce the risks associated with security services, and make it easier for customers to choose reliable firms.
I apologize if I seemed to be "blind" to this possibility earlier. I am still learning about the different ways that markets can be used to solve problems. Thank you for pointing this out to me.
JD: I’m glad you seem to be able to learn. Next I'd like to handle the issue of 'defense', a harder topic which requires the use of the reasoning we're just gone over.
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The conversation is continued at https://g.co/bard/share/12abd84ae532
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I’ve been told by someone who knows things that Bard will not remember a word of this unless fed this dialog as a preamble to continuing conversation. -ls 24Aug23
 
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“Javier Milei: The Argentine Economist Who Could Become the First Libertarian President in Modern History: By capturing the minds and imaginations of millions of Argentines, Javier Milei demonstrates, once again, that freedom can be packaged in more ways than one.” •••
 
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freeorder processes, involving design, comos*, and quest, evolve novel states internal to each person, which collaboratively and competitively result in the emergence of Freeorder, a stable knowledge conserving concert of civilizations requisite to a star-faring species.
A dialog with Professor (AI) Hayek elucidates: http://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/642.html
*cosmos is an ancient Greek word used by F. A. Hayek in Law, Legislation, and Liberty to indicate spontaneous order.
 
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Dialogue, on Freeorder: Professor (AI) Hayek and Leif Smith, produced by Adnan Abbasi at Thothica.com
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In 1970, when I was teaching Austrian School economics at Wichita Collegiate School in Wichita, Kansas, I was reading F. A. Hayek's Law, Legislation, and Liberty in a mimeographed copy of the ms. obtained at his recent UCLA seminars, and also the "Postscript: Why I Am Not a Conservative" appended to his The Constitution of Liberty. In the Postscript Hayek searched for a word that would properly describe his point of view. It seemed to me that a new word was needed.
In June 2023, Anas Khan introduced me to an AI created to represent F. A. Hayek. On 12 August 2023 this dialogue took place. The questions were provided by me, typed in by Adnan Abbasi of Thothica.com, the AI's creator. Answers were provided by Professor (AI) Hayek. The following is an exact transcript of the dialogue.
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The same dialogue and introduction will be found in glyph 642 •••
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Max Borders has mentioned this dialogue, in “Swarm Order” ••• published on August 15th in his “Underthrow” substack ••• — and see https://underthrow.substack.com/p/the-book
 
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Gregory Grubbs prompted an advanced version of AI to produce this summary of Explorers Foundation
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I started a chat some weeks ago with GPT-4 using a plugin that allows it to look up web pages, and asked questions about Explorers Foundation.  It honed in on Freeorder as the guiding vision of the website.
Here's an excerpt from my chat with GPT-4 after directing it to read some pages from explorersfoundation.org:
Greg
see if you can improve the summary by looking at https://explorersfoundation.org/glyphery/400.html
GPT-4
Based on the additional information from glyph 400, here's an updated summary of the key classifications on the Explorers Foundation website:
Freeorder: This is the guiding vision and concept for the Explorers Foundation. It represents the idea that orders arising from freedom work best for all of us intent on using our fullest powers of imagination, reason, and action in pursuit of happiness and in service to people and things we love.
Explorers: This term refers to individuals with strong imagination, curiosity, wonder; lovers of many and varied aspects of the world, who with focus and persistence do something about or with those things.
Forge: The term 'forge' refers to a place or process where ideas, initiatives, or ventures related to the concept of freeorder are developed or shaped. A forge is a freeorder generator. The Explorers Foundation itself is considered a forge.
Glyph: Glyphs are key ideas or concepts that are central to the mission of the Explorers Foundation. They are represented as numbered entries on a dedicated page, each with a brief description and often a link to further information.
Vortex: A vortex is a group of people engaged together to catalyze and sustain the emergence of freeorder through learning, investment, and action. Vortices are the principal drivers of forges, the source of energy and fellowship. Each vortex represents a conversation or a collection of resources about a particular aspect of freeorder. They are dynamic and constantly evolving, much like a vortex in nature. The essence of a vortex is actual conversation among participants; the result is a faint trace recorded in a vortex.
The website is organized in a non-linear fashion, with these concepts interweaving throughout the site's content. The main page provides an overview and introduction to these ideas, while the navigation page provides links to various subpages where these concepts are explored in more depth. The 'All Glyphs' page, for example, provides a comprehensive list of all the glyphs referenced throughout the site. The 'Vortices' page lists all the vortices, each of which delves into a specific topic or area of interest related to freeorder.
Greg
What type of topics and references are popular on explorers foundation?
GPT-4
The Explorers Foundation website covers a wide range of topics, as evidenced by the content of its glyphs. Some of the popular topics and references include:
Philosophy and Thought: There are numerous references to philosophical concepts, thinkers, and works. For example, Aristotle's view on excellence (Glyph 628), Ayn Rand and the emergence of freeorder (Glyph 634), and Karl Popper's thoughts on improving government and knowledge (Glyph 613).
Historical Events and Figures: The site contains references to historical events and figures, such as the Eastern Roman Empire (Glyph 637), the Manchester-Dakar Megaliths (Glyph 633), and the life of industrialist Henry Clay Frick (Glyph 603).
Education and Learning: There are references to educational ventures and advice to students, such as Michael Strong's The Socratic Experience (Glyph 626) and advice to Princeton students by Robert P. George (Glyph 623).
Economics and Governance: The site discusses economic and governance concepts, such as the concept of freeorder (Glyph 625), the idea of a Freeorder Network (Glyph 615), and the concept of special economic zones (Glyph 639).
Literature and Art: There are references to literary works and art, such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's relevance to the concept of explorer (Glyph 624) and the significance of Beethoven's Waldstein (Glyph 607).
Science and Technology: The site also discusses scientific and technological ideas, such as regimes at the edge of chaos (Glyph 636) and the use of tools like OmniOutliner for organizing information.
These topics reflect the site's focus on the exploration of ideas, the promotion of freedom and order (freeorder), and the cultivation of a community of explorers. The glyphs serve as a repository of knowledge and insights on these diverse topics, contributing to the site's mission of fostering exploration and freeorder.
Greg
is there a political bias or viewpoint of the site?
GPT-4
The Explorers Foundation appears to promote a philosophy of "freeorder," which is a balance among designed and spontaneous orders that serves the purpose of exploration. This philosophy seems to align with principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government intervention, which are typically associated with classical liberalism or libertarianism.
However, the site also emphasizes the importance of exploration, which suggests an openness to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. It includes references to a variety of thinkers, ideas, and historical events, indicating a broad intellectual curiosity rather than a narrow political agenda.
While the site's emphasis on free markets and individual liberty might suggest a certain political leaning, it's important to note that the Explorers Foundation seems more focused on promoting exploration and the generation of new ideas ("freeorder") than on advocating for a specific political ideology.
 
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Omega4America •••
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“We work with individual state legislators building demonstration projects – on their state’s publicly available rolls – to identify, freeze and fix identity fraud issues in their states!”
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What they do - copied from their website:
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Omega delivers:
1 Real time views of ALL state government rolls, from a digital device.
2 Time series analysis of multiple copies of voter rolls and other government rolls – to see what changed = 100% audit ability.
3  The Undeliverable Ballot Database™- the most accurate database of every address – determining if it can receive a ballot or not.
4 Comparison of voter list addresses with property tax records to identify ineligible voters in voter rolls.
5 FEC address cross search – identifying contribution mules for law enforcement.
6 Medicaid, Payroll Protection Program or any other government program fraud identification.
7 Omega can stand up any state system in 30 – 45 days – at a cost 1/10th of traditional technology.
8 The Omega team will build a demonstration system for any state where its officials are seriously looking to update voter systems, search out program fraud or reconcile multiple systems and databases.
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Can this technology lead to honest elections?
 
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‘How a generous Jewish CEO helped fund Black students during Jim Crow: Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Co., spent millions on schools for Black children across 15 states in the 1920s. A national effort to celebrate and restore these “Rosenwald schools” is now underway.’ ••• [Christian Science Monitor, thanks to Pat Wagner]
 
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“Continually Transforming Koch Industries Through Virtuous Cycles of Mutual Benefit” •••
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Brownstone Institute ••• a report after the first two years
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“This is a time for truth. There is no time to waste. This might be our only choice. It’s not maudlin or exaggerated to say that civilization is at stake. This generation faces a real choice between freedom and barbarism with a digital face. We need to choose wisely and with courage in the face of evil. 
This is the work of Brownstone Institute.”
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Understanding of freeorder pervades Brownstone Institute -ls
 
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With a Terrible Fate ••• is giving everyone new tools for understanding and appreciating video games as a form of storytelling.
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“With a Terrible Fate is a diverse team of video game analysts: people who are passionate about understanding the stories of video games in rigorous and illuminating ways. We publish long-form analytical articles discussing everything from the real science behind SOMA, to the metaphysics of The Legend of Zelda, to moral decision-making in The Witcher 3. We’ve also given talks at places like PAX South, Harvard University, PAX East, The British Society of Aesthetics, PAX Online, PAX West, and PAX Australia.”
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“Do You Understand Your Own Destiny?” ••• — an essay by Aaron Suduiko, originator of the website “With a Terrible Fate” •••
 
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July 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
Weavers of Freeorder, at a thousand looms of civilization, weave fabric spreading comity for strangers and strange.
 
Weavers of Freeorder
 
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Whatever an AI tells us we need to remember that we are under no obligation to believe it.
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Two illuminating discussions with an AI:
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Harvey Risch ••• “My Conversation with AI Over Hydroxychloroquine”
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Gavin De Becker: ••• “A Conversation with Chat GPT re Population Control”
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How judge the trustworthiness of an AI?
 
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“The Invisible Hand Behind a Hundred City-States” — Max Borders interviews Bob Haywood, the "policy entrepreneur" of Opportunity Zones
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Max writes, “Arguably, Haywood has done more than anyone alive to lift people out of poverty.” I agree, but admire Bob’s modest assessment of his work. -ls
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I’ve been studying the above interview, and cannot recommend it more highly to anyone interested in building or extending opportunity zones. I would be reluctant to become involved with any zone that did not work, to some degree, with Bob Haywood. His experience in 174 countries is impossible to replicate. -ls
 
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Grigory Sokolov plays Beethoven’s “Tempest” ••• piano sonata #17 No. 2, Op. 31/3, 1802
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Andras Schiff’s lectures on Beethoven’s sonatas ••• [g#395]
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Iranian-Swiss-Trust
substantial investment is eagerly anticipated momentarily with confidence
 
Attempts to defend fraudulently obtained profits by cancelling honest reports are failing.
Great is bankruptcy; the great bottomless gulf into which all falsehoods,
public and private, do sink, disappearing; whither, from the first origin
of them, they were all doomed. For nature is true and not a lie. No lie
you can speak or act but it will come, after longer or shorter circulation,
like a bill drawn on nature's reality, and be presented there for payment,
with the answer, No effects. Pity only that it had so long a circulation:
that the original forgers were so seldom he who bore the final smart of
it! Lies, and the burden of evil they bring, are passed on; shifted from
back to back, and from rank to rank; and so land ultimately on the dumb
lowest rank, who with spade and mattock, with sore heart and empty
wallet, daily come in contact with reality, and can pass the cheat no
further.  —Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution
 
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Pierre Kory ••• interviewed by Phil Harper — the best account I’ve heard so far of what has happened during and after the outbreak of the corona virus
 
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What is Evidence? •••
 
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Phil Harper’s Case Science — “There's no evidence of X: How the data hides in plain sight” •••
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There is no evidence of [insert challenging idea here] — when this is false is there a solution?
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“It’s not just in medical science that the phrase is used; it has massive utility right across our society. Take a look through Google for exact hits on the phrase and you’ll find a fascinating portfolio of its use-cases. It’s a functioning and highly utilised jedi mind trick: state the magic words confidently enough and you’ll leave well-meaning people with the opinion that there really is no evidence of [insert challenging idea here].”
“A few months ago I tried to address the “No evidence of X” problem by personally translating some of that apparently non-existent evidence into a format that a wider audience could engage with. It worked. Data that would ordinarily remain in a niche medical journal, in incredibly difficult prose, found a new audience of interested laypeople. “Evidence of X” had emerged from the shadows! It inspired an idea: what if I could use AI to do this at scale? Maybe then we could move the dial?
“With that in mind, I set to work and built openpaper.science (20Jul23: not an active site yet. But go here ••• [a post in Phil Harper’s Substack])
 
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Health, Virus, Vaccines, Medical Institutions - dissidents contra lies
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Many of us have become contrarians, perhaps by now we are the majority. The leaders of contrary thinking are impeded or cancelled by well known media sources, government agencies, and the largest tech firms. But it’s easy to find them on Rumble ••• (and other dissident sources). Here are three people, each an accomplished medical professional, worth reading and hearing:
 
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Pat Wagner, “Applying Practical Libertarian Principles: Personal Responsibility, Choice, Innovation, and More” ••• [meetup] — a presentation for Jefferson Humanists ••• Golden, Colorado, 23 July 2023
 
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How to work with things broken (kintsugi: gold filling broken pots)
 
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Prepare fire for those who will follow and who will need it
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A tribute ••• to Cormac McCarthy, Dante, and all fire carriers, by Ethan McGuire
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‘Writers like McCarthy & men like my family’s patriarch were harsh, not like the nice people today, but they faced their situations like men should & we do not. So we should look to their examples, to the fires they have gone on ahead of us to light. We should say to them, in our memories, “You went ahead by night, carrying a lamp behind you, maybe of no help to yourself but lighting the way for those of us who would follow you.” We should go out into the dark, seek the fire they have fixed for us out there.’
 
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“The German King” ••• a project of Angel Studios, expected in 2024
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A five season series being developed about the “harrowing and inspiring life of Rudolf Douala Manga Bell, an African prince raised in Germany who assumes his father’s role as king of Cameroon and leads a rebellion to free his people from oppression.”
 
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RAK DAO (Digital Assets Oasis, Ras Al Khaima) •••
 
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Zenodo ••• [about] “Passionate about Open Science! Built and developed by researchers, to ensure that everyone can join in Open Science.”
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Zenodo now hosts a paper discussing results of autopsies after deaths suspected to be caused by experimental gene therapies (mRNA injections wrongly called vaccines). The paper was first published on a Lancet preprint server, and was then removed.
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The paper, “A Systematic Review of Autopsy Findings in Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccination” by Nicolas Hulscher, BS; Paul E. Alexander, PhD; Richard Amerling, MD; Heather Gessling, MD; Roger Hodkinson, MD; William Makis, MD; Harvey A. Risch, MD, PhD; Mark Trozzi, MD; Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH — may be retrieved here •••
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“Findings: The most implicated organ system in COVID-19 vaccine-associated death was the cardiovascular system (53%), followed by the hematological system (17%), the respiratory system (8%), and multiple organ systems (7%). Three or more organ systems were affected in 21 cases. The mean time from vaccination to death was 14.3 days. Most deaths occurred within a week from last vaccine administration. A total of 240 deaths (73.9%) were independently adjudicated as directly due to or significantly contributed to by COVID-19 vaccination.”
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Why use Zenodo?
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Safe — your research is stored safely for the future in CERN’s Data Centre for as long as CERN exists.
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Trusted — built and operated by CERN and OpenAIRE to ensure that everyone can join in Open Science.
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Citeable — every upload is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), to make them citable and trackable.
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No waiting time — Uploads are made available online as soon as you hit publish, and your DOI is registered within seconds.
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Open or closed — Share e.g. anonymized clinical trial data with only medical professionals via our restricted access mode.
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Versioning — Easily update your dataset with our versioning feature.
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GitHub integration — Easily preserve your GitHub repository in Zenodo.
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Usage statistics — All uploads display standards compliant usage statistics
 
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How to Create a Fake News Cycle ••• by Pierre Kory
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“Except for those in the business, few people understand the inner workings of the media world. As a doctor and lifelong Democratic voter who pulled the lever for Biden in 2020, I had no clue. Prior to COVID-19, I trusted that what I was reading represented the truth. My experience running the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) quickly disabused me of that idea.” —Kory
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The War on Ivermectin ••• [medpagetoday.com] by Pierre Kory
 
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The Role of Repurposed Drugs and Metabolic Interventions in Treating Cancer •••
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Webinar: Challenging the Status Quo How Dr. Paul Marik learned that much of what he once understood about cancer was wrong.
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Dr. Paul Marik’s history in medicine
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He was trained in Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Nutrition, and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and was a tenured Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia.
He has published over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles, written eighty book chapters, authored four critical care books, and has been cited over 43,000 times in peer-reviewed publications.
In medicine, scientists are given a ranking of their impact to their field by way of something called the h-index; Paul has an h-index of 110. For reference, a typical h-index for a professor ranges from 12 to 24, and most Nobel Prize winners score 30 or above.
Further, he has delivered over 350 lectures at international conferences and visiting professorships and won numerous awards, including the National Teacher of the Year award by the American College of Physicians in 2017.
McCarthy, Jenna; Kory, Pierre Daniel. War on Ivermectin: The Medicine that Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the Pandemic (p. 25). Skyhorse. Kindle Edition.
 
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Comment on the analysis of Prigozhin’s action against Moscow
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the analytic model that prevails in our time - there’s a machine that instantly springs to life, taking in rumors and partial information in an environment of extreme uncertainty and spitting out formulaic results that match ideological presuppositions. Information is not evaluated neutrally, but forced through a cognitive filter that assigns it meaning in light of predetermined conclusions. https://bigserge.substack.com/p/russo-ukrainian-war-the-wagner-uprising
 
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‘Freedom of Speech must never again be shuttered, trampled on or blasphemied as the crime of "Misinformation, Disinformation or Malinformation”’ —Meryl Nass ••• [her Substack] July 4
Judge Doughty used 721 footnotes. He must have amazing young clerks. And on page 3 the good Judge included the following quotes to remind us why July 4 and our nation’s principles are so important to uphold:
For if men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.
George Washington, March 15, 1783. 
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the free acts of speech. 
Benjamin Franklin, Letters of Silence Dogwood. 
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. 
Thomas Jefferson. 
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one place to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. 
Harry S. Truman
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The full decision, containing the above quotations ••• on page 3 [Washington Post]
 
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Salena Zito ••• “This is America; everywhere is the middle of somewhere.”
Zito-no-middle-of-nowhere
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The general store that cultivated a community one Friday at a time ••• —Washington Examiner, Salena Zito •••
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The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics ••• Zito, 2018
 
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June 2023 - threads of freeorder
 
🦊 calling gothic foxes
(The New World of the Gothic Fox, by Claudio Véliz)
leifsmith.substack.com
 
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Artists may not be forced to create art expressing an opinion with which they disagree — U.S. Supreme Court.
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From FIRE’s statement ••• on the Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis: ‘Freedom of conscience is a fundamental individual right: The First Amendment protects our right not to speak, too, and the government cannot force Americans to voice its preferred message on pain of punishment. Today’s decision recognizes that just as the First Amendment protects students in our public schools from discipline for refusing to pledge allegiance to the flag, so too does it protect the right of artists to voice only those messages they wish to express, without risking government-imposed fines and “remedial training.”’
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Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression •••
 
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An Education Revolution ••• posted by Carl Barney ••• 26 Jun 2023 [links added by editor]
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I was having dinner with Peter Diamandis ••• the founder of XPrize ••• (an exciting organization—Google it), and I asked him what his next big moonshots were. He said: education and healthcare.
 “So, you want to reform education in America?” I asked. “No,” he said, “I want to crush it and replace it.” I asked him how he was going to accomplish that and he responded: “Artificial intelligence and virtual reality will revolutionize education.” He described a philosophy course where, through virtual reality and AI, you could actually talk to Socrates in the Greek Agora, asking questions of him and any other philosopher, and getting their answers.
But this is not something for the future—it already exists and is being refined.
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from above: “… a philosophy course where, through virtual reality and AI, you could actually talk to Socrates in the Greek Agora, asking questions of him and any other philosopher, and getting their answers.”
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I have just had a conversation with an AI representing itself as F. A. Hayek. I gave it my definition of freeorder and asked if the concept would be useful? The answer was intelligent, and was what I would expect from Hayek. -ls [ [🎩Anas Khan]
 
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“What We’re Reading About Russia” ••• Bari Weiss’s The Free Press
 
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Authority means less and less, reputation and integrity mean more and more. —Robert Gore
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David Hock writes: “Another SLL [StraightLineLogic.com] gem. Some excerpts that jumped out at me: “… these wizards of woo woo ran into a buzz saw of people who had real domain expertise outside the walled gardens of academic endeavor and the pattycake peer review of friendly guild systems. they came from a world where one has to actually be right for a living, not just socialized and credentialed …
“…it has succeeded because it retained sufficient reputation to gaslight society into being too frightened, too alienated, and too intimidated to challenge it. but it was all woo-woo, a kung fu theater of phony facility. it’s all flash, no substance; it’s all hat, no cowboy.
“the true power of woo-woo lies in making you too afraid to challenge it....''
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Robert Gore, publisher of Straight Line Logic: “Authority means less and less, reputation and integrity mean more and more. From el gato malo at boriquagato.substack.com: how the rise of the reputation economy will destroy the university system as we know it …”
 
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Bari Weiss ••• founder of The Free Press ••• was a speaker at the Objective Standard Institute’s LevelUp 2023 ••• conference in Phoenix, June 2023.
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At one point, seemingly in surprise at the applause she was receiving, she asked the audience: “Am I an Objectivist?” and promised to read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
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“Bari Weiss is the founder and editor of The Free Press. From 2017 to 2020, Weiss was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor at Tablet Magazine.” —https://www.bariweiss.com/
 
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Interactive Pin Factory ••• Adam Smith Works •••
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A project of Liberty Fund •••
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Glyph 228 the story of Pierre F. Goodrich, Indianapolis businessman and lawyer, who founded Liberty Fund in 1960
 
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Dr. Mike Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus at Cleveland Clinic announces ••• [LinkedIn] the Longevity Playbook
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This week we are launching www.longevityplaybook.com that is the culmination of all of my research with our 10-doctor scientific advisory board. We truly believe that we can help individuals to not only slow the clock on aging, but to support the reverse of growing older, making it possible for people to live younger longer. You will learn in our web and mobile application how to do the incrementally important things that can truly affect change inside of your body. [🎩Patrick Cox]
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